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Florence Gelato Festival

 

What could better for a gelato freak like me than a festival practically outside my front door, five days of gelato-centric events held throughout Florence?  And I was invited to ...read more

Region: Toscana

La Piperna

 

I love Campania-the people, the food, the wine, the volcanic vibe.  So I'm excited about the restaurant La Piperna, relocated from the San Niccolo area to a decidedly un-touristy neighborhood in ...read more

Region: Toscana

the more beautiful the setting...

I think it's an unwritten banquet rule.  The more beautiful the setting, the more terrible the food. 

 

I've undergone gastronomic torture in the most beautiful places, Venetian palace ballrooms with massive chandeliers, Amalfi coast ...read more

Region: Toscana

Outside my front door

the Left Bank of Florence

I live in the Oltrarno (beyond the Arno, the un-Duomo side of the river-think Left Bank), near piazza Santo Spirito, my favorite piazza in Florence.  Unfortunately, restaurants directly ...read more

Region: Toscana

new season....of tomatoes!

Just back to a new season, with tomatoes...


I've been away from home, in California for two weeks, and came back to a delivery from my favorite farmers, the Innocenti brothers, featuring a ...read more

Region: Toscana


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